PaperbackFiction1BLACK ROSE (Jove, $7.99). By Nora Roberts

Roz Harper finds herself falling for the fetching genealogist she hired to track the identity of an ancestral ghost.32THE KITE RUNNER (Riverhead, $14). By Khaled Hosseini

An Afghan immigrant returns to his Taliban-ruled country in the hope of atoning for a childhood betrayal.373ANGELS & DEMONS (Pocket Star, $7.99)

By Dan Brown. The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threatens the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.754ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? (Warner, $7.99)

By Sidney Sheldon. The alluring widows of two murdered scientists team up to thwart a plot to control the weather.35THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Vintage, $12.). By Mark Haddon. An autistic boy digs into a poodle's death, unearthing some family secrets.556A SUMMER OF FAULKNER (Vintage, $29.95)

By William Faulkner. The summer selections of the Oprah Book Club -- three Faulkner novels in a special box set.37SKINNY DIP (Warner, $12.95). By Carl Hiaasen

A sleazy biologist, concealing an agribusiness's Everglades pollution, is undone by the wife he thought he murdered.38THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (Penguin, $14)

By Sue Monk Kidd. Three women beekeepers offer an abused girl comfort and a safe haven.299SUMMER'S CHILD (Bantam, $7.50). By Luanne Rice

After fleeing her abusive husband and starting over, Lily is tested by her daughter's serious heart condition.310TOM CLANCY'S OP-CENTER: WAR OF EAGLES

(Berkley, $7.99). By Jeff Rovin. Attacks on Chinese interests overseas threaten to escalate into a global crisis.1Nonfiction/General1DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM

(Back Bay, $14.95). By David Sedaris. A collection of witty, comical essays starring the humorist's family.32THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN

MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE (Back Bay, $14.95)

By Malcolm Gladwell. A look at fads and their origins.253DREAMS FROM MY FATHER (Three Rivers, $13.95)

By Barack Obama. A memoir of a challenging, often lonely youth by the freshman senator from Illinois.434READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN (Random House, $13.95)

By Azar Nafisi. A professor recalls her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.725GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL (Norton, $16.95)

By Jared Diamond. The impact of geography and the environment on the rise of civilization.286MY LIFE (Vintage, $17.95). By Bill Clinton

The former president reminisces about his tumultuous childhood and political accomplishments.37THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY (Vintage, $14.95)

By Erik Larson. Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.688A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING

(Broadway, $15.95). By Bill Bryson. A quirky, popular guide to science's grandest achievements.309WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?: HOW


(Owl, $14). By Thomas Frank. With Election 2004 update.910A TREASURY OF DECEPTION: LIES, MISLEADERS,

HOODWINKERS ... (Penguin, $14). By Michael Farquhar

History's most outrageous shams and duplicitous deeds.1HardcoverFiction1THE HISTORIAN (Little, Brown, $25.95)

By Elizabeth Kostova. A multi-generational tale of one family's scrutiny of the Dracula legend, ripe with suspense.124TH OF JULY (Little, Brown, $27.95)

By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. A member of the Women's Murder Club is on trial for police brutality.73THE MERMAID CHAIR (Viking, $24.95)

By Sue Monk Kidd. Jessie's visit with her ailing mother brings some surprising confidences to light.114A LONG WAY DOWN (Riverhead,$24.95)

By Nick Hornby. Four individuals, about to commit suicide, meet by chance on a rooftop New Year's Eve.25THE DA VINCI CODE (Doubleday, $24.95)

By Dan Brown. Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a murderer's identity.756DANCE OF DEATH (Warner, $25.95). By Douglas Preston

& Lincoln Child. FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast matches wits with his deranged brother, who is on a killing spree.17KILLING TIME (Ballantine, $25.95). By Linda Howard

A 1985 time capsule is exhumed and looted, after which its contributors begin to die in puzzling circumstances.18TRUE BELIEVER (Warner, $24.95). By Nicholas Sparks

A science reporter, famed for his myth-debunking articles, investigates eerie lights in a North Carolina cemetery.109THE CLOSERS (Little, Brown, $26.95)

By Michael Connelly. After two years of retirement, Harry Bosch rejoins the LAPD in its new cold case unit.510VELOCITY (Bantam, $27). By Dean Koontz

An affable bartender is forced to choose a sociopath's next series of victims via menacing, time-sensitive notes.4Nonfiction/General11776 (Simon & Schuster, $32). By David McCullough

Military campaigns and personal narratives relate the saga of the first full year of the American Revolution.42THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE


By Thomas L. Friedman. Globalization's colossal impact.113FREAKONOMICS; A ROGUE ECONOMIST EXPLORES



(Little, Brown, $25.95). By Malcolm Gladwell

The complex psychology behind our snap decisions.235WINNING (HarperBusiness, $27.95). By Jack Welch

with Suzy Welch. A top-to-bottom management guidebook by the former CEO of General Electric.116ON BULLSHIT (Princeton Univ., $9.95)

By Harry G. Frankfurt. A philosophical primer for detecting the phenomenon in our culture today.127ONE SOLDIER'S STORY: A MEMOIR

(HarperCollins, $25.95). By Bob Dole. The former senator's military career and life-changing injury.68AMERICA (THE BOOK): A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO


By Jon Stewart & the Daily Show. Humor meets history.319THE SURVIVOR: BILL CLINTON IN THE WHITE HOUSE

(Random House, $29.95). By John F. Harris.

The strengths and foibles of the former embattled president.310ALL THOSE MORNINGS ... AT THE POST

(PublicAffairs, $27.50). By Shirley Povich. An anthology of the longtime Washington Post sportswriter's columns.1

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended June 19, 2005. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2005 by Nielsen BookScan. (Right-hand column of italicized numbers reflects weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. Advice, reference and self-help books appear on a separate, monthly list.)